100 thoughts on “Visit Russia – 10 SHOCKS of Visiting RUSSIA

  1. 200% of Russian hate US and talk badly about American. Do not be fooled thinking that Russian have a generous soul.

  2. Что за бред про разные цены для туристов и для местных? Особенно в музеях , где всегда висит табличка с фиксированными ценами , бесплатно или в половину цены посещают музеи дети или пенсионеры . В ресторанах двойные цены тоже не могут быть – меню русское сразу же дублируется на английском и иногда китайском , то есть для всех посетителей меню с одинаковыми ценами. Где вы можете столкнуться с двойными ценами , разве что только на туристических аттракционах , ну так это во всем мире одинаково

  3. I want to learn Russian. I only can read the words but I don't know what it mean unless it's a name or a word I know :3

  4. Hey, I'm from saint Petersburg and want to say that I don't agree with you in something. 1. Russia isn't expensive country. If you don't go to restaurant, you can go to canteen or cafe with tasty and cheap dishes. Also, you can buy food at shops. What about museum, yes, it is expensive, but children, students and schooler can go there free or cheaper.

  5. Thank you for your video, it’s really interesting to hear about my country from foreigners. I subscribe to your channel.

  6. I’ve watched a few travel documentaries that include a trip on the trans siberian railway and man some wild shit happens on that thing lol

  7. Interesting how we come across stuff on the internet. I'm Russian living in Canada for many years. Me and my boyfriend are planning a trip to Costa Rica soon, so yesterday I was looking up videos about Costa Rica and watched one of yours, which I have found very helpful. Now this video came up in suggestions. Will be interesting to watch about my home country.

  8. In Russia, such a culture where restraint plays a big role. We have a person who constantly smiles at this idiot, there is an impression that a stone fell on his head and this is why he is always cheerful, although if you speak with Russian it may be your funniest and best friend in the world I Russian and lived abroad. Then my friends told me that they were afraid to come to me because of my stone face, and when they got to know me better, they changed their opinion. It’s just a culture. It remains in you since childhood and forever

  9. The lovely Wolter is the right American primitive animal. He should better stay home not to exhibit his great stupidity.

  10. Q: While you were there did you ever find out why there are 2 different pricing 'schemes': 1 for locals and 1 for tourists? Did it have anything to do with charging or not charging taxes on items? Just curious.

  11. Hi Mark! I am from Russia. Everything you said in your video is partly true. You're good at warning foreign tourists about some of the dangers they might face. I can give a little advice on how it is easier for foreigners to travel around Russia. Try to make useful acquaintances, friendly relations with people from Russia, too with travelers. They tend to be more loyal to foreigners and are more likely to know English and more. Or make friends from Russia via the Internet, however, this may be some difficulties, because it is unknown with what man you can meet on the Internet. If you manage to find a friend from Russia, he can help with the choice of inexpensive hotel, suggest where the best prices, etc. the Main thing – never trust travel agencies. They will always try to make the price higher.

  12. Живу в России всю свою жизнь (20 лет) и ни разу не сталкивался с карманниками, ворами.

  13. As a Far Easterner myself, I always have a bad stereotype about Russia in general for many years. A lot of East Asian people (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese etc.) I encountered, whether they're relatives, friends or acquaintances, at least 90% of them have a bad stereotype because of violence against the Far Easterners due to intense racism.

    I've to be honest, I was interested in visiting there, but after hearing all these stories, I have safety concerns for the people of East Asian origin.

  14. Mark Wolters says that he was "shaken down" (meaning: robbed) by the police in St. Petersburg. Could you please give further details? Did the police also beat you up? Or did they arrest you? Did they stop you on the street, tell you that your documents are not "in order", and then demand alot of money before they would release you? What experiences may we expect from the police there?

  15. On the territory of Russia can fit …

    Chinas – 1.78
    Indium – 5.21
    Kazakhstan – 6.30
    Frances – 26.62
    Ukraine – 28.37
    Spain – 34
    Germanium – 48
    Liechtenstein – 107 033
    Monaco – 8,782,260
    Vaticans – 38 921 379
    Sudanov – 6.83
    Algeria – 7.19
    Congo – 7.30
    Canada – 1.72
    United States – 1.74
    Mexican – 8.68
    Brazil – 2
    Argentina – 6.19
    Australia – 2.23
    Great Britain – 70
    Iceland – 166.27
    Madagascar – 29
    New Zealand – 63.74
    Japan – 45.33
    – The whole world is alarming that we measure our territory with other countries!

  16. Как Вы правильно заметили Россия большая страна, где то и летом может выпасть снег, а где то и зимой снега не увидеть. Так что совет с теплыми вещами ситуативен, зависит куда конкретно в России вы едите и в какое время года.

    ps- И да говорить о опасности на дороге, снимая при этой супругу нарушающую закон ай-я-яй 😉

  17. Приятный Американец?.не слушая стереотипы,просто приехал и сам всё увидел своими глазами…Крепко жму руку.Здоровья тебе и твоим родным и близким.

  18. Уважаемый расскажите про безопасность в Америке. ))))) и как сами американцы ничего не боятся в своем же городе. Проведите расследование.?

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  20. Все, кто пишут что визы в США можно сделать быстро! Ребята, ваша информация устарела. Раньше делали быстро. Сейчас до 300 дней.

  21. Приятно, что американцы так думают про Россию! Приезжайте в Алтайский край…

  22. Hi man, it was cool! Peter is very beautiful city and Russia is a great country. Welcome to Ukraine, there are several places you must see: Kharkov, Lviv, Odessa, Chernovtsi, Mukachevo and Kiev. The last one is optional, but, you know, it's the capital and stuff. So, we'll welcome you to Ukraine!

  23. Regarding Russian drivers: when I was in St. Petersburg, I didn't think they were better or worse than at home…then again, home is Boston. You be the judge.

  24. literally got a Russian visa the same day! I don't even think it took more than 2 hours to get back my confirmation. it also was because of the world cup so that's probably why.

  25. Что за чушь он несёт? Больше половины сказанного его личные выдумки. Да уж…

  26. Attention! 7:16 — Your woman and child are crossing roud DURING RED SIGNAL shining! Learn the basic rules of crossing the rouds!

  27. I've been to Russia and you respect their people, country, customs and president (Even if you disagree) is my best tip. Nice people. I made it FROM Vladivostock to StP without bother.

  28. "Россия не одна из больших", а самая большая страна. Норвегию и Северную Корею разделяет только одна страна – это Россия.

  29. Салют всем ) Привет из России )Как у вас дела ?

  30. Поставьте лайк чтобы иностранцы подумали что я написал что-то годное 🙂

  31. in urban and underground transport dubbed names in English in St. Petersburg. how can you not see that? I saw a pickpocket on the subway once. I live all my life in St. Petersburg. just don't wave your money and put it in your back pocket. I doubt the police told him that.

  32. And again I agree with Mark on everything he mentions here.
    I will be checking these videos when going for a travel as they seem to be real helpful!

  33. I Only agree with your first comment mostly.. at the start they are a bit reserved, they don't show emotion if not needed but when you get to know Russians and you have some friends they are great. On the other points, I felt it is one of the safest countries I have been. It is cheap, although it can cater for very rich people too. They drive like crazy but they all stop at the zebra crossings etc so you are safe. Lastly with the visa, if you spend the cash, you can get one in one day… come on

  34. Hi. We are group of 12 people plan to visit Moscow and St.Petersbough as tourist by ourselves not through the agency, I have heard that very difficult and expensive to get a visa, we are all Canadian citizen and retired . I don't want to book the hotel and air tickets before to have a visa. Please, appreciated someone can tell me what is the easier way to get a visa. With thanks.

  35. For some reason, when Russians come to any country in the world, they never use terms like "shock" or "cultural shock" in their reviews. It seemed to me that at a time of easy availability of information about any country, on any topic, this is understandable, and going anywhere you can get any information about the country of visit.
    But damn it, shocked Russian guests from the West shock me. Where and in what terrible conditions do they live if meeting with ordinary things in Russia leads them to a “cultural shock”. They don’t have television, they don’t have Internet access, they don’t know friends traveling more than them, they don’t know how to read? Are they not allowed to look for information about the country they are going to visit?
    The riddle …

  36. Everyone knows that Russia is a very cold country. But no one knows that in Russia there are tea plantations. Tea does not grow either in Italy or in Spain or in Greece and not in the USA. Only in India, in Ceylon ….. and in Russia. That's how cold it is.

  37. Pickpockets in St. Petersburg and Moscow? !!! Oh really?!!! Perhaps that is why Russian youth at all times carries their expensive iPhones in the back pocket of the subway all the time? And are backpacks just behind me ?! In Moscow and St. Petersburg they never stole, as in New York, even by 0.00001%. And there are no Muscovites or Leningraders who would be afraid to return home late at night. Absolutely not. In any area! Enough of fairy tales about Russia, tired !!! Here they will raise your wallet and shout at you to return the lost.

  38. Привет с России!
    Ого кто то говорит что это прекрасная страна? Ого….

  39. I am always surprised by the talk about the Russian cold. in Norway or Sweden goes much more English-speaking tourists, and there so you can freeze eggs in the summer….

  40. Russia is expensive when your a jerk and dont have respect for others culture.Nothing wrong with valuing and preserving ones tradition.

  41. You just didn’t know how to use the service:) You have to call the server because coming to your table without you asking for it is considered rude:)

  42. Вау и и не знала ,что Россия настолько огромная (я из России)

    Wow did not know that Russia is so huge (I'm from Russia)

  43. Russians are frigging awesome. Had a lot of good times with some friends of mine. They live in Moscow. They can't drive worth a damn though.

  44. Russians as a people are lovable and and warm people. Their society is not so much. Russians has a huge history and culture. I'm friend of Russians. Greeting from the neighborhood, from Finland.

  45. Maybe many people don't know that Saint Petersburg (and also several things in Moscow), was designed by Italian architects who fused the Italian Baroque with the local style. One name above all:"Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli"

  46. I've been here for two weeks and I am truly disgusted by the shitty attitude of people here. They look at you as if you are trash if they bother to acknowledge you at all.they actively ignore you no matter how polite you are.
    The simple basics of manners seem to have been abandoned in this place. A smile is free but even that seems too expensive for most.
    The excuse ' once you get to know them they are nice' – no. Good Manners are made for strangers,

  47. FYI in the city people park their old leaking oil cars on the sidewalk so that means you need to be VERY CAREFUL because last time a friend bend the same ankle 3 times on the same day , Beware about that, and that was not the last country we are going to see on this trip, so just a info for anyone, have a great day ! KJ

  48. You don't have a clue how much the Russian and English languages are connected! There are around 1000 and more words that are same or have same Indo-european root in both languages, like milk=moloko, nose=nos, water=voda, door=dver, mouth=mutj, etc.etc. All Europeans are brothers and Brits and Russians are on the west-east edges of their territory.

  49. Американец не был бы американцем, если бы немного говна на вентилятор не набросал. Понимает, что иначе его могут назад не пустить в его "свободную" страну. А с другой стороны, если бы он сказал только правду, кто бы ему в США поверил?

  50. So funny you are saying that it takes long to get a visa. For a Russian it takes a month to get a visa to the EU and all financial and personal background has to be presented. To the US it is the most complicated procedure ever from the entire world and takes up to 6 months and the fee is 200 $. Just to put things into perspective.

  51. You keep harping on the bad service. but that just reveals either bias or lack of international experience.
    You say people will be shocked how they can't read the signs but fail to mention every street sign is in Russian and English, 80% of restaurants are in multiple languages. Every bus has a visual display of the next stop in Russian and English, the subway system announces in English. A large number of store signs are in English and more and more in Mandarin.
    Dangerously cold winters? The weather does get colder than the coast of California but many places in California are colder, NYC is colder, Chicago is colder any place in Canada or New England is colder. Do you warn people to be shocked if visiting New York?
    In each video you complain about rip-offs or crime and yet never mention that St Petersburg and Moscow have far less street crime than any tourist destination in Europe or how much more dangerous the US is? You are trying to mislead and perpetuate myths that have no basis in reality. Post about someplace you know, like the shocking conditions in your town because you are off base about these countries.
    Your warnings are baseless rumors created by those never having been in Russia.
    You claim to not take photos of police or government buildings or asking hotels where it is safe to go. Name a single neighborhood that is unsafe to walk through alone at 3am. You can't, and obviously, have not been around the city except for the tourist center. You are used to extremes in poverty and wealth in your own city so warn visitors to never go near so assume that is the case in St Petersburg. But there are no such neighborhoods in St Petersburg where warnings are needed. Every block is filled with homes that are a mix of all economic levels and almost all residents own their home free and clear so neighborhoods are stable and safe.
    You keep saying the driving is crazy but every time you ever started onto crosswalk cars in both directions stop even if you are crossing against a red light. They that in other cities of 7 million in the US.
    You have 600,000 subs so influence a lot of people and you should be ashamed of lying to them just to make the ad revenue. Your clickbait titles and nonsense claims to build Youtube ad revenue is dishonest. Russia does not need another person lying about it, the US media does that enough.

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